MINSK, 15 February (BelTA) – 2022 Beijing silver medalist Hanna Huskova chose the Belarusian National Olympic Freestyle Skiing Center for Br20,000 assistance as part of the country's Olympic Choice project, BelTA has learned.
After four years Hanna Huskova graced the Olympic podium once again claiming silver in the Women's Aerials in Beijing. Hanna Huskova once again chose the Belarusian National Olympic Freestyle Skiing Center for Br20,000 assistance from the Presidential Sports Club.
The choice is obvious: the athlete regularly trains in the center. Hanna Huskova has long been a scholarship holder of the Presidential Sports Club - in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
As part of the project, Belarusian Olympic champions and medalists are invited to pick up sports schools that will get free (sponsorship) assistance from the Presidential Sports Club to improve its facilities and resources and to run and take part in competitions. The sum of the financial assistance will depend on the class of the Olympic medal: Br25,000 for gold medal, Br20,000 for silver and Br15,000 for bronze.
The Olympic Choice is a joint project of the Presidential Sports Club, the National Olympic Committee and the Sport and Tourism Ministry to support children and youth sport in the country. This charity event began with the 2012 Olympic Games in London and was held during the 2014 Sochi Games, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, 2018 Pyeongchang Games, 2020 Tokyo Games and the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minsk.
Photos by Andrei Pokumeiko